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and afghanistan. serious news tonight on afghanistan, as mitt romney committed without any qualification to the idea that troops should be withdrawn from afghanistan in 2014. this is a reversal for mitt romney, in terms of his previous stated conditions on that idea. he previously said i don't think you set hard and fast deadlines. that was to abc news on july 29th. i think the biggest mistake he, meaning president obama has made in afghanistan was announcing the specific date that he would withdraw. he said this president has done an extraordinary thing he announced the date of our withdrawal. that was wrong. mr. romney today just flat out reversing his previous rejection to there being a withdrawal date from afghanistan, as he very tightly hugged president obama on everything from drones to egypt to syria to a number of other matters tonight on which there was less disagreement than we might have expected before the debate. chris matthews? what's your take? >> let me take my favorite role for a minute, my role of critic. you think about the united states. let's talk about our country i
the debate? won debate. you think it was a draw? >> i believe it was a draw. >> did anybody think mitt romney won the debate? not at all. we also have some deciders from this undecided group. matt you say you're going to vote for president obama. why? >> i saw the president is decisive when he spoke about his actions against bin laden. he made that decision. he knows what he's doing and he had to go against some of his cabinet. >> you were in new york on 9/11. >> his comments about the young lady who was four and is now 14. >> you were firmly for mitt romney even though you thought he lost. >> i thought obama did a great job but i felt very, it was very interesting to see romney's views on still bringing in the economy with foreign issues. >> because the economy is very important. there's a big unemployment rate. everybody knows somebody who has been hit by the foreclosure crisis. jane, you came in leaning for romney. you're leaving leaning for the president. >> right. >> what happened? >> i was impressed by his focus and strategies related to foreign policy. i believe the president wears man
incumbency in the foreign policy area. this responsibility of being president is something romney doesn't have an inch of knowledge about. of being president. tonight barack obama can show not just the sophistication of that experience, but the wisdom that comes from it. he should be able to win tonight convincingly and exploit that victory tonight in winning the presidency. >> chris, tonight we're looking at not just what's going on in the very short-term between these candidates, but also bigger picture stories about american foreign policy. for the better part of a generation, we've had a lot of consensus between the two parties. in my view during the last presidency before this one, during the george bush presidency, we saw something emer emerge. i don't know whether the republican party is going to stick with that or if they are going to revert to more centrist view that prevailed before. do you have any sense which direction mitt romney wants to go on this? he's talked so little about foreign policy. >> well, it seems to me that he's broken with one tradition, which is when the un
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